Let`s take a look back at 2015 …
The Monthly News Bulletin of the Iowa City Aerohawks Radio Control Flying Club
December 2015 No. 281 * P.O. Box 25, Iowa City, Iowa 52241 www.iowacityaerohawks.com
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Meeting is Tuesday, December 1stat
7:00 at the Pizza Ranch in North Liberty
Let’s take a look back at 2015 …
The Radio Flyer is published monthly by the Iowa City Aerohawks, a radio control flying club, and distributed free to members, by e-mail and USPS
mail. Non-members may receive the newsletter by e-mail as a PDF file, by request. Spectators are welcome at the Aerohawks’ flying field and
clubhouse on Hebl Avenue, west on Melrose, west of HWY 218, on manicured, reclaimed land near the entrance to the Landfill.
New members are welcome at any time, at any level of skill. The Club has an active, free instructional program for beginners. Membership is $50
annually, and the Club also requires that members volunteer help with work projects from time to time. Members must also join the Academy of
Model Aeronautics, (the Iowa City Aerohawks are Chapter 824).
Lance Meyer agreed to take on the role as President for 2015. Club activities started
right away on January 1 with chili, oyster stew and some flying. No snow on the
ground and sunny skies helped bring out a large turnout of members to enjoy the
The swap meet day just happened to fall in line with a Green Bay playoff game so
there was some fear that the turnout to the swap meet might be smaller, but there
was still a large number of attendees so we had another successful swap meet.
Our club made another mall appearance in front of the Children’s Museum to help
benefit the Museum and to make our club visible to the public.
Tim Jesky, AMA District VII Vice president came to our Air Show in 2014 and was so
impressed that he asked Rich V. to give his thoughts on how to organize an event like
this. Those ideas were published in the2015 March edition of the Model Aviation
Magazine, giving our club some national exposure!
Dave P. came out with a new look for everyone to wear, featuring yellow
shirts with a P51 and “aerohawks” on the front.
In May we were privileged to have the original members of the Aerohawks
come to our field for some discussion of how the club started. It was great to
see them and hear their stories.
As the weather warmed up, it was time to think about flying. And a great way
to get everyone flying is with a Fun Fly. Marc N. orchestrated a great event
even when a hard rain storm came through in the middle of it. Chris Lenze
came out victorious once again this year!
Another great float in the parade advertised the upcoming Air Show, and
everyone loved the Herky in the tow car pulling the jet.
And then the Main event, the Air Show. We had another successful show
with great preparation, great weather, great flying and a lot of hard work done
by everyone. Added to the show this year was a very talented 9 year old Noah
Vierling and also the talented 2x XFC Championships pilot Ryan Sams.
Our McBride float fly was soggy wet day, but we did get some flying in and a
meal at the end of the day. It was a rough day for Juerge, losing his plane and
while trying to retrieve it ended up with a pretty severe allergy reaction. The
fall float fly had much better weather, in fact perfect weather, which made for
a great day of flying and great tasting chili!
And thanks again to all of those that participated in the three ditch cleanups,
Great work! And thanks to all of the board members that helped set the
agenda for the year, Great job!
Iowa City Aerohawks
Meeting brought to order by President Lance [email protected] 7:00 PM.
Lance asked if everyone has seen the previous month’s Meeting Minutes. Lance asked if there were any questions. Lance
asked for a motion to accept.
Motion to accept – Dave Petsel
2nd –– Roger Schultz - Passed
Treasurer Roger Schultz brought forth the Treasurer’s report.
Motion to accept – Gary Bernabe
2nd –– John Fordice – Passed
OLD BUSINESS –
Thank you to Charlie for helping line up the float fly at Kent Park. It was a beautiful day with a great turn out. Charlie
mentioned that is was all positive feedbacks from the area.
NEW BUSINESS –
We are looking at the possibility of tearing out the runway to prepare for the new material installation next year. Discussion
ensued regarding this. There are pros and cons regarding both possibilities of leaving the runway down or tearing up right
Motion to leave the runway down till spring by Rich VeDepo
2nd – Louis Seaba – Passed
Rich VeDepo mentioned that the swap meet will be coming up soon on January 31st. He has already notified the necessary
magazines for advertising. Rich has flyers ready to be sent out. The tables are ready to be rented. Please let Rich know if you
would like to reserve one. This year should be a great time due to the fact we have the Sunday reserved between the football
playoffs and the Superbowl.
A reminder, the Christmas party will be at the Iowa River Power restaurant. There will be an e-vite sent out for this. We will
be able to use the IRP’s A/V equipment.
Lance asked if there were any other people interested in the Board positions. None were seen.
Lance brought forth the slate of officers as such –
President – Vacant
Vice President – Dave Petsel
Treasurer – Abdulrahman Alfawaz
Secretary – Vacant
Safety Officer – Jeff Phillips
Field Marshall – Bill Lee
Information Officer – Vacant
As you see. We have 3 positions that are vacant and need filled. Please step up and volunteer for these.
Discussion developed regarding the paying of the dues for the Board members. This would be to show appreciation for their
time. This will be published in the newsletter and voted on in December.
We will be having a New Year’s chili fly day. Details to follow.
An Alien spacecraft landed on the runway. It was decided to place the craft upstairs.
December through March will have the General meetings held at the Pizza Ranch in North Liberty. The November board
meeting will still be held at the club house. The December board meeting will not be held due to the Christmas party.
Please contact your board members if you have any questions regarding this. The times will all remain the same.
Motion to adjourn – Pete Wallace
2nd – Bill Lee - Passed
Meeting adjourned @7:45 PM
Come join your fellow Aerohawks, friends and families at Iowa River Power Resturant for our
17th annual Holiday Party, Wednesday, December 16th. The evening festivities will begin at 6pm
for a social gathering, hors d'oeuvres starts at 6:30pm followed by a SHORT presentation at 7pm.
THE MENU IS;
Cold Smoked Salmon
I f you have any Aerohawk
related photos and would
like to share them, please
Sliced Prime Rib w/onions
get them to Scott Garrett,
preferably on a USB or disc,
or by e-mail if you only have
one or two, as soon as
possible as he is compiling
the photos to show during
the Christmas Party.
Brie Cheese w/ Grapes
Fresh Fruit Platter
Vegetable Platter with Dip
White Chocolate and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Any Soda (Pepsi Product), Coffee, Tea or Lemonade
...for $15 per person, kids age 10 and under pay $10. All other drinks will be cash.
YOU MUST RSVP so that we can get an accurate count for the food, including kids under the
age of 10. We NEED your RSVP to give the chef an accurate count!
Any questions at all...Please call Marc at (319)383-1563 or email me at [email protected]
Remaining Events for 2015
We are still in need of board members
for 2016. Please let us know if
interested!! Voting will be during the
Dec. 1st Meeting
December 16th Holiday Party
Events starting in 2016
January 1st --- New Years
January 31st --- Swap Meet
December 1st --- General Membership Meeting
December 16th --- Christmas Party
* There is no Board Meeting in December *
KEEP FLYING AND HAVE FUN!
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